January 16, 2018

Henry Fred Green

Henry Fred Green Jr., 85, of Omaha, Ne., peacefully passed away January 14, 2018 at Madonna Long Term Care, Lincoln, Ne.

Known to friends and family as Hank and some grandkids as Freddie, he was born to Edith Dotson of St. Joseph, Mo., June 12th, 1932 and adopted by Henry F and Effie E Green on Dec. 22nd, 1934 from the Humane Society in Saint Joseph, Mo. His family soon moved to Council Bluffs, Ia, where Henry graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1951 and joined the U.S. Navy June 20th, 1951. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal (Three Stars), United Nations Service Medal, China Service Medal and was honorably discharged June 19th, 1959. He was also within a few hours of obtaining his pilot’s license.

He was happily married to Violet (Ruby) for 31 years until her death on Feb 12th, 1988.

He is survived by his daughter Debra (Mick) Lindgren of Lincoln, Ne.; step-son Jim (Tina) Piazza of Tampa, Fl.; step-daughters Jodie Epperson of Omaha, Ne. and Pam Piazza of Council Bluffs, Ia; sister Janice (Donald) Core of Phoenix, Az.; brother Al (Janice) Cochran of Raymond, Ne.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Helen, wife Violet, sister Katherine J. (Green) Kuklin of Altoona, Ia.; brothers Edward E Green, Ronald T Green of Council Bluffs, Ia. and Vernon Dotson of St Joseph, Mo.; and step-daughter Gloria Wishecoby of Omaha, Ne.

Henry always worked. He worked for Great Western railroad, Bluestar frozen Foods (where he met Violet), K & K Transportation (for 21 years) and as a beloved custodian and watchman of St Margaret Mary’s Catholic School for the last 23 years of his life.  He also faithfully served as an ordained minister of the Remnant Latter Day Saints Church for 48 years.  He was always upbeat and whistling and could remember the lyrics of almost any song recorded in the 40s or 50s and hundreds of hymns.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 19th, 2018 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment of ashes will be at a later date at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to Madonna Foundation.



  1. My condolences to the family.   Losing a loved one is very difficult.   May you find comfort in God’s promise to wipe all tears from our faces and swallow up death forever.   Isaiah 25:8

  2. Henry was a gentle soul whose greeting and smile every morning at the school door will be missed. We also enjoyed visits about our grand-kids and his great-grands. Rest in Peace, Henry.


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